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This Week: Hillary Clinton’s Inclusive Economy

This Week: Hillary Clinton’s Inclusive Economy This week, Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to build an inclusive economy — one in which the nearly 1 in 5 Americans living with disabilities are able to participate fully in the workforce. In contrast to Donald Trump, who made headlines during the campaign for mocking a reporter’s disability, Clinton has outlined an economy…

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Trump’s Anti-Labor Greatest Hits

“Labor Day is as American an institution as apple pie, a day to commemorate  the contributions of our fellow workers. But Donald Trump has stiffed American workers repeatedly throughout his career. Trump’s anti-worker agenda would cut middle class families off at the knees quicker than you can say ‘bankruptcy.’ The American people need a ‘you’re hired’ president, not a ‘you’re…

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New DNC Labor Day Video Celebrates Democrats’ Commitment to Working Families

Today, the Democratic National Committee released a new video celebrating the Democratic Party’s commitment to working families. Throughout history, Democrats have stood with unions and working families to fight for fair wages, better benefits, a safe workplace and a secure retirement for all Americans. Hillary Clinton’s economic agenda to raise the minimum wage, end pay discrimination based on gender and…

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This Week On The Campaign Trail

 Yesterday, the July jobs report showed that 15 million private sector jobs have been created since early 2010, with 255,000 jobs created in the last month alone – more proof that Democratic leadership in the White House is the right choice to keep our economy growing.Happy Birthday, President Obama! The strong jobs report wasn’t the only milestone Democrats celebrated this…

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Trump Still Opposed to Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Donald Trump today tripled down on opposition to raising the minimum wage, disregarding the inability of many American families to make ends meet. Despite a recent instance where Trump offered muddled and misleading comments on the issue, today he reiterated his long-held stance that the minimum wage is a state issue and should not be raised. This morning on radio…

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VIDEO: On 9th anniversary of last minimum wage hike, Democrats remind voters that Trump thinks wages are “too high”

Donald Trump has been under fire lately for saying that he “hoped” the 2008 housing crisis would happen so he could “make a lot of money.” While families were losing their jobs, their homes, and their savings, Trump was apparently “excited” for the market to crash, because he could profit off of the foreclosures. But that’s not the only way…

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Cruz Engages in Cheap Insults on the Minimum Wage

Earlier today, at a rally in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Ted Cruz was asked about the minimum wage and why raising it is always a bad idea. He answered by saying that, “politicians love giving away free stuff…there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” WATCH In response, DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach issued the following statement: “This cheap insult…

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Trump at Home in Ryan’s Republican Party

As much as he tries to elevate himself above the chaos of Donald Trump’s campaign with pleas for political harmony, House Speaker Paul Ryan should know that the rise of Trump in the Republican Party is no accident. In fact, on issue after issue, Ryan and Trump are virtually indistinguishable, and that’s because their policies are the same divisive, dangerous,…

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Trump may not be at the debate, but his ideas will be front-and-center

Tonight, the Republicans will gather for their next debate with one-catch: no Donald Trump. The reality show star who has lifted GOP debate ratings to new highs while sinking the national dialogue to new lows announced that he’s skipping tonight’s Republican food fight. But if you think that a debate without Trump means a more civil conversation, with real ideas about…

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Welcome to the ReTrumplican party, NRSC!

Yesterday, we learned that the NRSC has been encouraging their party’s senatorial candidates to embrace Donald Trump’s outrageous and offensive tactics on the campaign trail by “grab[bing] onto the best elements of [his] anti-Washington populist agenda.” To that we’d like to say: welcome to the ReTrumplican party, NRSC! Embracing Republican front runner Donald Trump is nothing new for the GOP…

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